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Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Review

Updated on March 9, 2012

Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 is awful!

I would like to start this review by making a statement. I am a Twilight fan. The books are great, and I especially enjoyed the third movie. I am also a man. Wait... what? That's right. I am a man who enjoys Twilight. I am not going to go into the justification of all this but lets just say if I woke up a vampire tomorrow, I wouldn't be too upset!

Now that is out the way, let the review begin. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 was absolutely shockingly bad! Like the millions of other fans out there who couldn't wait to go and see this film, I left the cinema feeling utterly disappointed. But it gets worse. Not only was this film terribly bad, it was also really quite disgusting in bits. For a film rated as 12A, I couldn't believe some of the scenes I had to watch. I won't go into them because I don't want to spoil the story but lets just say, I can't get enough of the bloody Gladiator and Braveheart scenes where heads go flying, but I actually had to cover my eyes in bits of this film to prevent me from being sick.

On top of that, the acting level was taken to a new low. By now none of us expect much from Bella Swan actress Kristen Stewart, so it was no surprise that she continued her usual form. But I didn't expect to be let down by Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black. There is one scene where they are all talking to each other in their werewolf forms and the acting was so cringing that I actually started laughing. And I knew I was going to be in for some cringe vampire love scenes, but I never expected this.

Ever the optimist, I am going to hope that they wanted to pile all the rubbish into this film so that the next film can be completely epic. I draw this hope from the last two Harry Potter films, like Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1, split into two. The first of the Harry Potter films was truly dreadful, mainly because it was just dull, and the second was absolutely incredible. So hopefully we will have a similar situation with Twilight.

If I had to draw some positives from this film, I suppose the very end scene, which I wont describe to you, was what I had been waiting for more or less and satisfied me to some extent, but nonetheless, by that point I was so disgusted by what I had seen in the scenes before that it didn't really matter what happened.

The Volturi don't appear in this film till after the credits (wait a couple of minutes after the film ends) which is a shame as they can at least act and despite being married to Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), Bella still seems to think it is OK to flirt and be over lovey with Jacob, which is just unbelievable, especially as her new husband sits right in front of her as she tells Jacob she loves them both. Action wise not much happens, there is some vampire on werewolf fighting as per usual and a few completely random scenes/dreams.

All in all, it was very disappointing. The one saving grace for this film is that it is part of the Twilight Saga and as a result Breaking Dawn Part 1 will be a success because it has fans (like me) who even after reading an article like this, will still go and see it. So go and see it, be prepared to be completely disgusted and feel sorry for the eight year old kid sitting behind you, and then pray to God that the last film is a hell of a lot better. Please Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart make this last film good!

Please feel free to leave your opinions or comments on what you thought of the film or if you agree/disagree with my views. I always enjoy a good Twilight argument!

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Chuckbl, What an amusing, funny, hilarious look at the ups and downs in the "Breaking Dawn" movie part I! In particular, I like the way you're so honest about your personal perspective on the "Twilight" series of books and movies. Me too, I'd agree that the book and the film differed from what went before and hopefully what comes after.

      Thank you for sharing, etc.,


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      Charlie 6 years ago from Scotland

      Hi beauty and Steve.

      Yes i try to give fair reviews and not give into the hype that surrounds a film like Twilight. It's always disappointing when you get excited for a film and it turns out to be awful. That's how I felt for this film but hopefully the next film will make me forget this one!

      Beauty if it left you hanging and wanting more, then it must have done something right I guess. Don't worry, I have a feeling that the next film will give us everything we want! (Ever the optimist!)

      Thanks for the comments guys.

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      beautyspot2010 6 years ago from uk

      I’m a twilight addict and have never missed a film, I was so excited about twilight part 1 but I have to say I was a little disappointed in the end scene as it has left me hanging now and I’m not very patient ha-ha, I have read the books so I know what happens but still I would of liked a sneak peek into part 2 , as you said let’s hope the next part is epic because as it’s the last film people are going to have high expectations , I myself will be one of them

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      Steven Escareno 6 years ago

      Hm...that's interesting. I saw the movie too, and hated it, but my reasons were different from yours. To be honest, I never would've expected a bad review from a fan of this franchise on this site, which isn't a good thing for "Twilight." Eh, what can you do I guess? Anyway, keep up the good work. Cheers.